Alright, it seems that some of you are smarter than the average bear, so I am hoping some of you know something about flashlights.
I currently own a surefire L4, 100 lumen LED flashlight (palm sized) good for 2.5 hours. Now, my flashlight is like having the sun in your hand for 1 hour, and then like having a 4 D cell mag light for the remaining hour and a half.
More and more, my friends and myself, are getting back into late night exploration. Obviously I carry my surefire, knife, and handgun while we are out, but I need something else.
My surefire is FABULOUS for when I need to see far, clear a room, or use a defensive device, but I need something that I can get good light out of, but not nessessarily give my posisition away, for a couple hours. I am thinking ~50-60 lumens that will hold that 50-60 lumens for 5-6 hours for when I don't need to blind someone, but need to see.
Should I just get some cheapy maglight, or take a look at the new Surefire G2 LED. It says 12 hour runtime, but I am thinking that means 1 hour of 80 lumen light, and 10 hours of 25 lumen light.
Amy got a little led light that clips to my hat, it uses AAA batteries. I have no idea how many lumens it puts out but it's enough for night navigation or close up work.
I've been using it just about every night at work for a year on the same batteries.
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Ya, like I said, I LOVE my surefire, but I need something a little less bright (don't want to give away my position THAT easily unless nessesary) and much longer lasting, for normal night exploration, and keep my surefire in my pocket untill I need the power of the sun, or to blind someone defensively.
Anyone have any experience with the little cheapy LED streamlights? I would love to get another surefire, but most of theres seem to be like main. Bright as crap, and eat batteries quick. I just want an un-breakable light that puts out a decent cone, and sips energy, untill I pull out my monster light
I have an INOVA LED that runs on the lithium 123 (3.6 VDC x2=7.2 vdc) that is real bright and lasts for months. I used it daily for months in the shipyard crawling around in tanks and over head, a bit on the high end at $50 but nice and small, even has a touch button to flash or on off real quick. Blind you with its brilliance ( I just put new batteries in and tested it by looking into it I see red spots all over)
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I got a little LED one, I think the brand is taskforce, or something like that it works really well bright, but fades away. really cheap LED's are gonna give you a glow but at the same time not light everything up. good luck to you
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